In a four-year career at St James’ Park, Polish-born goalkeeper Artur Krysiak - signed from Birmingham City - made 127 league appearances for the Grecians. He then played a similar number of times for Yeovil Town before appearing for clubs in Norway and Poland.
Artur was a youth player with UKS SMS Łódź in his home town and represented Poland at under-16 level. He joined Birmingham City as a seventeen-year-old in 2006 and, over the next three seasons, had brief loan stints at Gretna, York City, Swansea City and Motherwell. He then gained valuable experience at Burton Albion, where on a season-long loan throughout 2009/10, he appeared in 40 league and cup games.
Without ever playing in the first-team, the still 20-year-old Artur was released by Birmingham in May 2010 ahead of agreeing a deal with League One Exeter City in July 2010.
With Paul Jones starting the season as first-choice, Artur waited until October to make his debut against Hereford in the EFL Trophy followed by a league debut for the Grecians at Brighton on 2 November 2010. With Paul Jones moving to Peterborough in January 2011, and Ben Hamer arriving on loan, Artur still managed to make ten league appearances during his first season including the end-of-season victories against Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield Wednesday as City finished 8th in League One.
Artur became Exeter’s first-choice in 2011/12 when he made 42 league and cup appearances in City’s relegation season followed by 45 and 40 competitive appearances during the first two seasons back in League Two.
He left St James' Park at the end of the 2013/14 season to join Yeovil Town, freshly relegated from the Championship. Remaining in Somerset for four seasons, and suffering a relegation along the way, Artur appeared in 127 league games for the Glovers exactly as he had done for the Grecians. After leaving Huish Park, Artur moved to FK Bodø/Glimt in Norway before returning to Poland with Jutrzenka Bychlew and Start Brzeziny.
League 127; Cups 14 (141)